Tamilnadu music festival is a celebration of classical music mainly carnatic music held in the mid December to January in the capital city of tamilnadu. There is no place in particular to held this festival because it can take part in various Shabas and also in temple main motive of this event is to express the talent of the singers towards the people. The performance can be done by various singers who are living all over the India and it’s a prestige for them to participate in this event. In year 1927 this festival flourished in the name as “margazhi festival” which is a scared month for Hindus; over 2000 participants show their talents across 300 sambas and temple. This event is very much attracted by foreigners so considerable amount of foreign people also participating in this festival. This festival is not only mean for music but many other events are also taking place such as classical dance, vocal and instrumental music also songs from Tamil, Telugu, kanada, Malayalam can also sing by singers. Instruments like drums, miruthangam, and ghatam can also played by players. Even new artists can get a chance to participate in this music festival .thiruvaiyaru is place in tamilnadu were also music festival is very famous because one of the best carnatic singer who lived many years ago so in the memory of that singer music festival will be taken place in the middle part of the January. This music festival will help the children to show their talents towards the outsiders and also main festival is taken place from January to December .in December month is scared month for Hindus; bhajens can be performed in each and every people by praising the god in their song by getting up already in the morning. This is the upcoming music event that is very popular in tamilnadu.
Electro acoustic music and the composers at the international level, the dispersion of the different fields of sound and musical creation, the valorization of works and development of their careers. In International competitions, the syllabus provided for competitions in piano, strings, winds, and voice for the International Stepping Stones/Tremplin International competitions, allows the best candidates to prepare for the rigors of international competitions, both in repertoire and standards of participation. By the time a candidate reaches the national finals he has prepared three complete recitals. In international competitions, the first prize of the International Stepping Stones, awarded to the winning performer.
The academy is held during Trondheim Chamber Music Festival. The competition participants have free entry. ALL participants are invited to be honored guests at the festival’s closing concert on September, and to the following reception. The festival has, since it’s inception in international competitions, had young musicians as its main profile. With the academy and competition the festival has taken a further step in inspiring young musicians to play chamber music at a high level.
We are very excited to announce that “The Muse” Competition, which has already established and earned a good name among international and Conservatory pianists, invites musicians of a younger generation, the new contest – International Competition for Young Musicians “and young musician participate in international competition. I’m really happy that I was able to win the gold medal for the first time for India. This will help in promoting the rich cultural heritage of Assam and inspire the younger generation.
It has grown to become a prominent competition throughout the world, increasingly being known not only for its superior level of music but also for its management. In addition, the previous competition was broadcasted live over the International competitions.
The 2009 Grammy Awards were chock full of folk, bluegrass, and Americana artists. Not only were there a number of great nominees in the typical folk and bluegrass categories, but folk artists are dominating other categories, as well. The nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced on December 3, 2008. The awards were presented in ceremonies on February 8, 2009, which were be televised on CBS. The nominees in folk categories—and folk artists nominated in other categories—are listed below.
· Winner: Bela Fleck & the Fleck tones won for Best Pop Instrumental Album (Jingle All the Way).
· Sheryl Crow was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album (Detours).
· Neil Young was nominated for Best Solo Rock Performance (“No Hidden Path”).
· The Ditty Bops were nominated for Best Recording Package (Summer Rains).
· Aimee Mann was nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.
Cuban diva Omara Portuondo and renowned pianist Chucho Valdes won Latin Grammy awards during the 10th Latin Grammy Awards ceremony held on Thursday night at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Johan’s Brother jam to their hit song “Burnin’ Up” with the legendary StevieWonder at the 2009 Grammy Award held at the Staples Center on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Three Indian musicians are vying for a gramophone trophy each at 2009
Year’s Grammy Awards to be held in Los Angeles on Sunday.
One of India’s leading jazz musicians Louis Banks has earned two Grammy nominations in the best Contemporary Jazz Album category for his work in the albums “Miles from India” and “Floating Point”.
Performance Award for his “Pipa Concerto” this year. Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the
Hidden Dragon”, Tan’s creative repertoire breaks the boundaries between the eastern and western.
You can lots of sound editing software online, but the software which you are going to select should be full professional audio editor. The software should also work in any type of operating systems like windows, Linux, and Mac OS. The software should let you record and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. While editing files the software which you are going should provide cut, copy, and paste options of audio files or recordings. The software should be able to add effects like amplification, echo and noise reduction of audio files. The software should work not only as an mp3 or wav editor, but it should also supports other file formats like Gsm, Vox, wma, real audio, aif, au, and ogg.
Features of Professional Audio Editing software:
- It has sound editing options include cut, copy, delete, paste, silence, insert, auto trim and many more interesting
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- Waves 360
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If you desire some gratitude for your current level of piano and violin playing, then simplest and most feasible option is to take a graded exam. Generally these exams are conducted by Trinity Guildhall which is an associative board of royal schools of music. This is a well appreciated board which holds piano and violin exams all around the world for citizens to take.
Trinity guildhall board graded examination consists of 9 exams include initial grade, grade 1 and grade 2 and so on until the ending one is at grade 8. On the other hand, you must pass all the grade exams in and grade 8 exam is the most important one which is a theory exam.
Almost every trinity guildhall board exams you are marked on 7 different subjects include 3 pieces, arpeggios and scales, sight reading, ear tests (listening), viva voce (signing). Every subject has a maximum mark which adds up to 100. You can easily pass these tests, but 2 types of grades which you are able to attain. The two types of grades are distinction and merit that show you have passed the exam with a higher level score.
There are three levels of trinity diploma study commonly taken to become a good teacher. The qualifications in ascending order are:
- ATCL Recital, or ATCL performance
- LTCL Recital
- FTCL Recital
The theory exams are all on the subject of understanding, writing, and analyzing music by knowing about different transposing, clefs, melodic intervals, naming chords, and naming keys.
Music is a god gift, and for passing this grade exam you require a suitable teacher. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student possessing a qualified responsible music teacher is very important. If you clear all the above mentioned diplomas, you can start teaching from now.
Ilayaraja a great musician come singer from India composed more than 840 albums in film industry throughout his career of more than 25 years. He is famously known as ‘Isaingyani’ which means a musical genius in Tamil Film Industry. Ilayaraja was born on June 2, 1943 in a rural family in Panniapuram near Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. As he was from a rural family he didn’t have good education but after recognition in Tamil film industry he did a course in Classical Guitar in Trinity College of Music, London. Ilayaraja got a gold medal in his course.
Ilayaraja‘s first movie was “Annakkili” in that he fused Tamil Folk Music and Tamil Film Music and he was the first to do that attempt and got succeeded. The National Best Film Music Composer award was bagged by him for three times and bagged many awards in regional level. Also he is the first Asian to compose a full symphony. He composed this to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). After his Symphony he was known to everybody in TamilNadu as Maestro Ilayaraja. His music was of great uniqueness as he blended Western and Indian instruments.
In his symphony for Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), he composed Thiruvasagam, which is an old Tamil Literature. He did this symphony mainly to attract younger generations to India’s spiritual traditions. This was released on June 30, 2005 in a grand manner at the Music Academy in Chennai. The CD of this Symphony by Ilayaraja was also released in US in the Tamizhar Thiruvizha.
Ilayaraja composed this symphony with a high-profile team of musicians and sound engineers and they are Budapest Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Laszlo kovacs and Oscar winning Lyricist Stephen Schwartz along with five time Grammy-award winner for sound engineer, Richard King.
Ilayaraja is still composing music for Tamil films and he also composed many albums other than that of film albums which was also very popular among his fans.
Jordan Charles Rudess, a famous Rock Keyboardist member of the Metal band Dream Theatre. He was born on 4th November 1956 in a Jewish family. During his school days his second grade teacher identified his piano playing skill and from that onwards he was trained by the professionals. He entered into the Juilliard School of Music at his age of nine, which is a Pre-college Division for classical Piano training. Then Jordan Rudess turned his interest towards the progressive rock music and synthesizers. Even though his parents and tutors are not interested in rock music he tried his best as a solo progressive rock keyboardist.
His confidence, passion and continuing efforts made him to survive in this field with great compassion. He performed many programs from and did various projects during the 1980’s but he got his recognition only in 1994 for his solo album “Listen” which gained him the “Best New Talent” in the Keyboard Magazine Readers. After that two bands in America called The Dixie Dregs and The Dream Theatre offered him the chance. He chose to move with Dregs and performed many shows with Rod Morgenstein. Later they two performed together in all shows and became popular as Rudess/ Morgenstein Project or RMP.
Rudess and Morgenstein both got chance in Dream Theatre’s band as a support slot in their North America Tour and after that in 1997 Mike Portnoy formed a team for Dream Theatre in that he chose Jordan Rudess to fill the keyboardist place. Jordan Rudess also performed Liquid Tension Experiment’s two albums for Dream Theatre. He performed in a stunning manner hence Portnoy and John Petrucci, a colleague of Dream Theatre, decided to make Jordan Rudess as a permanent Keyboardist of Dream Theatre.
He became a full time Keyboardist in Dream Theatre from 1999 and from that onwards Jordan Rudess performed and composed many albums.
The violin as an instrument can be very expensive to purchase and own, which is why it’s important that you take appropriate steps to look after it accordingly. Not only do you have to learn how to play it, but you also have to learn how to maintain it. The most common damages to the violin occurs to the tailpiece, which can break easily, the fingerboard, which can become unglued, the bridge, where the violin can snap in half, and the bow, which is easily breakable. The following are some tips that will help you avoid these types of damages as well as to help maintain its desirable state.
Tip One – The Avoidance of Temperature Extremes
Make sure you never store the violin, even temporarily, in places that see varied and extreme temperatures. This includes the attic or the basement. The varied or extreme temperatures will force the violin to eventually break due to the increase and decrease of timber mass that is associated with varied temperatures. Keep it in a cool, dry place for best protection.
Tip Two – Storage
Make sure you keep the instrument in a proper violin case where it’s both protected from the elements and to provide protection in the event of a drop or fall. Store the case in a location that won’t see a hive of activity thus minimizing any possible occurrence of damage.
Tip Three – Avoid Rosin Overkill
Rosin is the ingredient which is applied to the bow hair causing the hair to grip the strings to play a sound. The rosin you require will often depend on the temperature in which the violin will be played. For warmer climates, lighter rosin is recommended, for cooler climates, darker rosin is recommended. Make sure you don’t overkill the strings with too much rosin as the rosin excess will drip onto the violin causing stains.
Tip Four – Avoid Cheap Strings
It’s important that you buy quality violin strings. Poor quality strings will cause tension that will result in cracks and other damage.
Tip Five – Don’t Ignore Small or Minor Violin Problems.
Slight damage or hairline cracks can result in bigger problems down the track. Take the violin to a repair shop immediately if you notice any damage.
I hope this little violin tip sheet helps you look after your violin accordingly!
Michael Jackson was an artist, an icon and a legend. He was man who changed the look of pop culture everlastingly and he was currently referred as pop king Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson was born in Gary Indiana, as the seventh of a family with nine children. He and four of his older brothers showed premature talents for singing, playing music as well as dancing, and all these were encouraged by their parents. When he was five, the later pop king Michael Jackson made his certified debut as the lead singer of a band named The Jackson Five. The band became working performers, and they had no time for some normal experiences or youthful pursuits. After a contest that was held at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater, Jackson Five began the collaboration with the prestigious Motown Records label. They sold more than 100 million records in their years together, from 1964 – 1981.
It seemed only normal that Michael Jackson would have a solo career. Michael Jackson went on to chase a career of amazing heights as a choreographer, writer and singer and many other activities. There were times when people were crowding around the TV set with friends and family every time Michael Jackson came out with an innovative video. Everyone would hurry home and discontinue no matter what they were doing, in order to see this icon. Each time he amazed us with his inexplicable talent and we were so much admiring this man they call the pop king Michael Jackson. As kids, many of us tries to imitate his moves and his dancing.
The personality of Michael Jackson was tremendously unique and he touched the souls of all people on this planet. He brought joy and excitement to the life of hundreds of millions of people and he will not be forgotten for that.
Many people haven’t heard about the World’s Fastest Drummers competition. You may think that the contest would look like some sort of head-banging heavy metal drumming. Speaking of this, you also can see that there are even contest for Girls of World’s Fastest Drummers.
World Fastest Drummers represents a sporting event that deals with self-claimed fastest drummers as well as mechanical instrument which is called the Drum meter. The Drum meter is an electronic machine that was created by Craig Alan and Boo McAfee and it is used for counting the drum strokes.
The Drum meter is well acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as well as by the World’s Fastest Drummer organization. This is the official tool that is used in order to decide the World’s Fastest Drummer.
The most important objective of most WFD contests is to conclude who can hit the most single strokes in a measured period of time of sixty seconds. After testing with various WFD competition arrangements in the southern United States, the contest achieved global distinction when the appreciated clinic and studio drummer Johnny Rabb became the very first person able to hit 1,000 single strokes in just 60 seconds, and thus receiving the title World’s Fastest Hands and acknowledgment from the record keepers from Guinness. Alan and McAfee then authoritatively certified their events and they copyrighted the expression World’s Fastest Drummer. Ads in Modern Drummer or Drum! magazines followed advertizeing Rabb’s achievement as well as their Drum meter device. Consequently they created some new divisiones of speed
drumming: bare hands, fastest feet and tag teams as well as many others. Drum meter orders then began to came and thus began the competition to beat Rabbs achievement. Several musical genres like country, death metal, screamo and jazz have battled since for dominance in some particular categories.